Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Copycat: Stay or Go

I have decided that it's time for an upgrade on this blazer.  I like it, it's very versatile, but the cut is just too boxy and unflattering.  Even buttoned, it looks and feels bulky.

Being that this perfect gingham blazer is a whopping 70% off at Esprit Outlet online, you'd think I'd be all over that.  But blazers are one thing that I'm very wary about buying without trying on first.  I hate returns, even when they're free.

This skirt, also tempting, also 70% off, is being strongly considered because the pleated one I'm wearing is a tad too big.  I seem to fluctuate in size a lot and never know what to do with items that are a little too big or small.  Do I store them away figuring that they will probably fit again in a month...maybe a year?  Or do I consign or donate and eventually replace those items?  Steve and I use every last inch of storage space we have and I've been more inclined to simply get rid of stuff though constantly fighting the urge to hoard.  But then I's just stuff, I should get rid of it.  I'm looking forward to reading Indiana's thoughts on this similar topic.

I'm finding lots of great buys at ESPRIT - Outlet store!!  If you ever consider buying something at the regular Esprit store (online), maybe just wait a month or two and you could find it for much less at the Outlet.  I love that most of their items are displayed in full outfits - lots of copycatting to be had (if you haven't noticed). 

Scarf:  Gap
Sweater:  Old Navy
Blazer:  Old Navy
Skirt:  H&M
Shoes:  DSW


two birds said...

i am the same way with blazers...they tend to always make me look boxy. while i do like this one on you, i say keep it until you find a replacement. the esprit one looks perfect because it looks so lightweight...almost like a shirt!

Anna said...

ugh, I feel the same way in blazers. I own some and think they're cute but I feel so constricted when I wear them.
ps. love the shoes!!

Keely said...

Such a cute outfit! I love that skirt.

Frannie Pantz said...

It is nearly impossible for me to find a well fitting blazer on me. I hang on to a dozen or so hoping that someday they will magically contour to my body, but alas, no perfect ones yet. I love your look, however. Especially the added scarf!

Laney said...

I really love this outfit!

Rebecca said...

I think the blazer looks nice, but if you don't feel cute in it, then donate it.